January 11, 2012
On Saturday, January 21 @MCPL Wausau we are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the publication of the children’s picture book, The Snowy Day, authored and illustrated by Ezra Jack Keats (1916-1983). In 1963 Keats received the Caldecott award for his illustrations in The Snowy Day, published in 1962. This award is given annually to an artist of the most distinguished American Picture Book for Children published in the previous year.
The Snowy Day was one of the first children’s picture books to feature an African American child as the main character. It is the story of a boy named Peter experiencing the simple enjoyment of the first snowfall.
The Snowy Day Anniversary Party starts at 10:30 with a special family storytime featuring The Snowy Day and other books by Ezra Jack Keats. Following the stories will be snowy crafts, treats, and a movie highlighting 6 of Keats’ books and information about the author/illustrator.
Please join us on Saturday, January 21 at 10:30 for this fun family event @MCPL Wausau.